Grimbold Books is creating Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books
16

patrons

$112
per month


Hello!
What and Who are Grimbold Books?

Grimbold Books is a fledgling international (small and independent) publishing house looking to publish the very best science fiction, fantasy and dark fiction. Books are our passion, and we’re committed to publishing a select few titles a year. By focusing on a small number, we are able to build solid relationships with our authors and work with them every step of the way, from manuscript editing through to marketing and platform building, ensuring that the final product is the very best it can be.

   

Founded in 2013 by Sammy H.K Smith and Zoë Harris, Grimbold Books has (so far!) published over thirty distinct and wonderful pieces of work.

With dedicated imprints, such as Kristell Ink and Tenebris Books, we have novels nominated for the BFS awards, Lambda literary awards, the International Rubery Book Award, the Indie Book Awards,The David Gemmell Legend Awards for Fantasy, and the People's Choice award.

In fact, this year, two of our authors and one of our house artists have been shortlisted for the British Fantasy Society awards for the first time, and Grimbold Books itself won the British Fantasy Award 2017 for Best Small Press! This is a huge achievement for us and we cannot put into words how proud we are of our team.

Each title has brought something special to Grimbold, and with it, incredibly talented authors who share our passion for team work and our long-term goals.

Why do you need support?

To date, we have personally and privately funded all aspects of publication - from cover art, internal illustrations, promotional materials, editing, paperbacks via a Print On Demand distributor with links to bricks and mortar stores, competition prizes and marketing. 

Our Patreon will help us continue to publish the high quality and exciting titles you've read so far, but with the added bonus of giving us some 'breathing space' and free up funds for more marketing and more exquisite stories artwork to help our existing authors, but also give us the chance to be more adventurous in the new talent we take on. We want to be able to give new voices a platform, and help people reach the first step on the publishing ladder.

When we take on a new author, we put real thought, time, effort and money into every book. If it's your first novel, we want it to stand out. Your work matters to you, and it will matter to us, so we want to reflect that in what we put out. 

Publishing isn't a cheap business and isn't a case of simply writing a story, reading it through and publishing via Amazon, and we have vowed to never compromise on quality. We want to bring you collections with personalised illustrations in gorgeous hardback editions. We want to share novellas in limited edition casebound. We have plans for audiobooks and large print editions, but of course, all this costs money and we hope you can join us.

  


With the funds we hope to raise on Patreon, we would be able to take on new talent and hire more editors, proofreaders, and expand our production and design teams. Grimbold receives so many high quality manuscripts, and selecting the very best is both a pleasure and a nightmare. We want to be able to say 'yes' to more books, and we hope you can help. We want to grow at a steady and sustainable pace, but we aren't afraid to admit that sometimes, to reach a dream, you do need help. 


Our plan is to bring all supporters exclusive content in the form of short stories, interviews, poems, artwork, works-in-progress and more. We will post regularly here on Patreon and give our pledgers access to these works. 

We will send supporters codes for free eBook downloads from our back catalogue and current releases. You will have access to all Grimbold Books, Kristell Ink and Tenebris Books publications. Hours and hours of enjoyment - guaranteed! You'll even get new releases sent straight from the printers, and all the extras associated with your chosen tier. 

If you're a writer and want to join the team, we have Writers Workshops to help you make the most of your manuscript. You'll be given the chance to have a one-on-one discussion with professional editors and authors about your book and monthly feedback to get you on the path to getting published.

Our first goal is $300 a month. Anything above that will simply blow us away. It will mean however that our dreams can perhaps become a reality.

You can be a part of something special. Come join our team of over 25 authors and artists. 

Tiers
GrimCat
$1 or more per month 1 patron
This option gets you our deepest and sincerest thanks! Well done, you!
BoldCat
$2 or more per month 4 patrons
You get access to our exclusive BONUS CONTENT! 
- The Grimbold Newsletter, featuring news, writing tips, and the Grim and Bold comic strip!


Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
Grimbold Cat
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
All the previous rewards plus...
- Hall of fame! 
We can help promote you or your project every week! Or you can just have your name in shiny letters on our website. Take your pick!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
BONUS CATS
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
Previous rewards plus...
- MORE BONUS CONTENT!
Exclusive Interviews with published authors, short stories, and previews of new books.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
Grimkin
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
Previous rewards plus...
- One free ebook per month
- Personalised Grim and Bold Episodes!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
  • Free eBook
  • Personal Grim and Bold comic
Alpha Cat
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
Previous rewards plus...
- NEW BOOKS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE
You will get all new titles before general release in ARC ebook form!


Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
  • Free eBook
Eternal Cat
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Previous rewards plus...
- GET YOUR NAME IN PRINT!
As a regular patron you will have your own name appear in physical copies of all books published after you begin donating. Brag to your friends and family!



Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
  • Free eBook
  • Name in Print!
Artistic Cat
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Previous rewards plus...

GET SOME ART!

Our fantastic artists Sophie Tallis and Josh Cornah will do exclusive commissioned artwork for you! Get both a digital and physical copy! One commission per month.



Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
  • Free eBook
  • Name in Print!
  • Personalized art
Workshop Cat
$75 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
All previous rewards plus…
- Access to monthly writers workshops! Send us your work in progress and one of our authors or editors will help you work on it. (Up to 7000 words per month)

Please note this is not a direct route to being published with us, it is advisory only and we don't want to mislead anyone.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
  • Free eBook
  • Name in Print!
  • Personalized art
  • Workshop
Deals Cat
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards plus...
- 30% off all physical copies! Get a discount voucher for a book of your choice every week! 

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
  • Free eBook
  • Name in Print!
  • Personalized art
  • Workshop
  • Discount
Double Workshop
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards plus...
- Increased workshop word limit! 
Submit a total of 15,000 words per month. The professional editors and authors will help you improve even more of your manuscript every month! 

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
  • Free eBook
  • Name in Print!
  • Personalized art
  • Workshop
  • Discount
Kristel Kitty
$200 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards plus...
- HAVE A CHARACTER NAMED AFTER YOU
One of our authors will put you in their book. (Subject to negotiation and feasibility). Let's hope you don't meet a sticky end!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
  • Free eBook
  • Name in Print!
  • Personalized art
  • Workshop
  • Discount
  • Character Name
Impossibly Bold
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
If you donate at this level, then, wow! We can only thank you and hope that you are serious about wanting to help an independent publisher push the boundaries and do what the big presses can't. 

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
  • Free eBook
  • Name in Print!
  • Personalized art
  • Workshop
  • Discount
  • Character Name
  • God-like Powers
Goals
$112 of $300 per month
WE WILL CREATE A NEW FLASH FICTION COLLECTION
Patrons will get to submit their flash fiction stories first and we will give you feedback on your story. 

$300 a month would help us cover our basic running costs, give us some breathing room, and help us to focus on the important parts of creating more brilliant books, and really getting the best out of our operation. Your pledges will be spent on marketing, cover art and costs such as ISBNs and website hosting.
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Hello!
What and Who are Grimbold Books?

Grimbold Books is a fledgling international (small and independent) publishing house looking to publish the very best science fiction, fantasy and dark fiction. Books are our passion, and we’re committed to publishing a select few titles a year. By focusing on a small number, we are able to build solid relationships with our authors and work with them every step of the way, from manuscript editing through to marketing and platform building, ensuring that the final product is the very best it can be.

   

Founded in 2013 by Sammy H.K Smith and Zoë Harris, Grimbold Books has (so far!) published over thirty distinct and wonderful pieces of work.

With dedicated imprints, such as Kristell Ink and Tenebris Books, we have novels nominated for the BFS awards, Lambda literary awards, the International Rubery Book Award, the Indie Book Awards,The David Gemmell Legend Awards for Fantasy, and the People's Choice award.

In fact, this year, two of our authors and one of our house artists have been shortlisted for the British Fantasy Society awards for the first time, and Grimbold Books itself won the British Fantasy Award 2017 for Best Small Press! This is a huge achievement for us and we cannot put into words how proud we are of our team.

Each title has brought something special to Grimbold, and with it, incredibly talented authors who share our passion for team work and our long-term goals.

Why do you need support?

To date, we have personally and privately funded all aspects of publication - from cover art, internal illustrations, promotional materials, editing, paperbacks via a Print On Demand distributor with links to bricks and mortar stores, competition prizes and marketing. 

Our Patreon will help us continue to publish the high quality and exciting titles you've read so far, but with the added bonus of giving us some 'breathing space' and free up funds for more marketing and more exquisite stories artwork to help our existing authors, but also give us the chance to be more adventurous in the new talent we take on. We want to be able to give new voices a platform, and help people reach the first step on the publishing ladder.

When we take on a new author, we put real thought, time, effort and money into every book. If it's your first novel, we want it to stand out. Your work matters to you, and it will matter to us, so we want to reflect that in what we put out. 

Publishing isn't a cheap business and isn't a case of simply writing a story, reading it through and publishing via Amazon, and we have vowed to never compromise on quality. We want to bring you collections with personalised illustrations in gorgeous hardback editions. We want to share novellas in limited edition casebound. We have plans for audiobooks and large print editions, but of course, all this costs money and we hope you can join us.

  


With the funds we hope to raise on Patreon, we would be able to take on new talent and hire more editors, proofreaders, and expand our production and design teams. Grimbold receives so many high quality manuscripts, and selecting the very best is both a pleasure and a nightmare. We want to be able to say 'yes' to more books, and we hope you can help. We want to grow at a steady and sustainable pace, but we aren't afraid to admit that sometimes, to reach a dream, you do need help. 


Our plan is to bring all supporters exclusive content in the form of short stories, interviews, poems, artwork, works-in-progress and more. We will post regularly here on Patreon and give our pledgers access to these works. 

We will send supporters codes for free eBook downloads from our back catalogue and current releases. You will have access to all Grimbold Books, Kristell Ink and Tenebris Books publications. Hours and hours of enjoyment - guaranteed! You'll even get new releases sent straight from the printers, and all the extras associated with your chosen tier. 

If you're a writer and want to join the team, we have Writers Workshops to help you make the most of your manuscript. You'll be given the chance to have a one-on-one discussion with professional editors and authors about your book and monthly feedback to get you on the path to getting published.

Our first goal is $300 a month. Anything above that will simply blow us away. It will mean however that our dreams can perhaps become a reality.

You can be a part of something special. Come join our team of over 25 authors and artists. 

Recent posts by Grimbold Books

Tiers
GrimCat
$1 or more per month 1 patron
This option gets you our deepest and sincerest thanks! Well done, you!
BoldCat
$2 or more per month 4 patrons
You get access to our exclusive BONUS CONTENT! 
- The Grimbold Newsletter, featuring news, writing tips, and the Grim and Bold comic strip!


Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
Grimbold Cat
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
All the previous rewards plus...
- Hall of fame! 
We can help promote you or your project every week! Or you can just have your name in shiny letters on our website. Take your pick!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
BONUS CATS
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
Previous rewards plus...
- MORE BONUS CONTENT!
Exclusive Interviews with published authors, short stories, and previews of new books.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
Grimkin
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
Previous rewards plus...
- One free ebook per month
- Personalised Grim and Bold Episodes!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
  • Free eBook
  • Personal Grim and Bold comic
Alpha Cat
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
Previous rewards plus...
- NEW BOOKS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE
You will get all new titles before general release in ARC ebook form!


Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
  • Free eBook
Eternal Cat
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
Previous rewards plus...
- GET YOUR NAME IN PRINT!
As a regular patron you will have your own name appear in physical copies of all books published after you begin donating. Brag to your friends and family!



Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
  • Free eBook
  • Name in Print!
Artistic Cat
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
Previous rewards plus...

GET SOME ART!

Our fantastic artists Sophie Tallis and Josh Cornah will do exclusive commissioned artwork for you! Get both a digital and physical copy! One commission per month.



Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
  • Free eBook
  • Name in Print!
  • Personalized art
Workshop Cat
$75 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
All previous rewards plus…
- Access to monthly writers workshops! Send us your work in progress and one of our authors or editors will help you work on it. (Up to 7000 words per month)

Please note this is not a direct route to being published with us, it is advisory only and we don't want to mislead anyone.

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
  • Free eBook
  • Name in Print!
  • Personalized art
  • Workshop
Deals Cat
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards plus...
- 30% off all physical copies! Get a discount voucher for a book of your choice every week! 

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
  • Free eBook
  • Name in Print!
  • Personalized art
  • Workshop
  • Discount
Double Workshop
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards plus...
- Increased workshop word limit! 
Submit a total of 15,000 words per month. The professional editors and authors will help you improve even more of your manuscript every month! 

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
  • Free eBook
  • Name in Print!
  • Personalized art
  • Workshop
  • Discount
Kristel Kitty
$200 or more per month 0 patrons
All previous rewards plus...
- HAVE A CHARACTER NAMED AFTER YOU
One of our authors will put you in their book. (Subject to negotiation and feasibility). Let's hope you don't meet a sticky end!

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
  • Free eBook
  • Name in Print!
  • Personalized art
  • Workshop
  • Discount
  • Character Name
Impossibly Bold
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
If you donate at this level, then, wow! We can only thank you and hope that you are serious about wanting to help an independent publisher push the boundaries and do what the big presses can't. 

Includes
  • Patron-only content feed
  • Hall of Fame
  • Early access
  • Tips and tricks
  • Free eBook
  • Name in Print!
  • Personalized art
  • Workshop
  • Discount
  • Character Name
  • God-like Powers